The Benson Latin American Collection

Christian Heilskov Rasmussen Photographs, 1983-1987

Descriptive Summary

Creator Heilskov Rasmussen, Christian
Title Christian Heilskov Rasmussen Photographs
Dates: 1983-1987
Abstract Twenty-one black and white photographs and five postcards by Christian Heilskov Rasmussen of churches in Yucatán (Mexico)
Accession No.
OCLC Record No. 33288354
Extent approx. 176 photographic prints; 4 x 5 inches to 8 x 10 inches
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Anthropologist and photographer Christian Heilskov Rasmussen was born in Denmark in 1943. Rasmussen lived in Mexico from around 1974 until at least 1987. He worked at the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mérida and did field work among the Maya Indians.

Scope and Contents Note

Series one,    Photographs, contains twenty-one photographs of architectural and artistics details of churches in Yucatán, Mexico taken between 1983-1986.

Series two,    Postcards, contains five postcards of Rasmussen's photographs.

Series three,    Ephemera, contains one pamphlet for the Museo Regional de Valladolid

The churches pictured are located in Ichmul, Dzibichaltun, Dzidzantun, Paraíso, Maní, Mérida, Tabi, Pustunich, Tixpéual, Tixcacaltuyub, Tixcuytún, Yascabá, and Yohtolín.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Christian Heilskov Rasmussen Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Churches--Mexico--Yucatán (State)--Photographs
Yucatán (Mexico : State)--Photographs
Document Types

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Christian Heilskov Rasmussen Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Photographs, 1983-1987

1 Photographs, 1983-1986
1 Ichmul, Chikindzonot, 1986
2 Ichmul, Chikindzonot, 1986
3 Ichmul, Chikindzonot, 1986
4 Dzibichaltun, Mérida, 1985
5 Dzidzantun, Dzidzantun, 1984
6 Paraíso, Halachó, 1985
7 Maní, Maní, 1986
8 Maní, Maní, 1983
9 Maní, Maní, 1984
10 Maní, Maní, 1984
11 Mérida-Catedral, Mérida, 1985
12 Mérida-Catedral, Mérida, 1984
13 Tabi, Sotuta, 1985
14 Tabi, Sotuta, 1985
15 Tabi, Sotuta, 1985
16 Pustunich, Ticul, 1986
17 Tixpéual, Tixpéual, 1986
18 Tixcacaltuyub, Yascabá, 1984
19 Tixcacaltuyub, Yascabá, 1984
20 Tixcacaltuyub, Yascabá, 1984
21 Yascabá, Yascabá, 1985
2 Huasteca Potosina Photographs, 1987[?]
[approx. 150 b/w prints]


Postcards, 1987, n.d.

box folder
1 22 Burro de piedra, Ichmul, n.d.
23 Angeles, catedral de Mérida, n.d.
24 Iglesia de Tixcuytún, n.d.
25 Espaldaña de iglesia, Yohtolín, n.d.
26 Nuestras plantas, 1987


Printed Material, n.d.

box folder
1 27 Museo Regional de Valladolid, n.d.